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Smith Library: Gen. Educ.

Resources for the WCUI Los Angeles, Ontario and Phoenix campuses.

Anatomy and Physiology Research Topics

Imaging Modalities  

Cardiovascular Echo Sonography   
Computerized Tomography (CT) 
Diagnostic Medical 
Sonography 
MRI 
Nuclear Medicine  

Positron Emission Tomography  
X-RAY 

Cardiovascular System  

Cardiac Catheterization
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft 
Endarterectomy  
Heart Transplantation 
MRI of the Heart  
Stress Test

Digestive System  

Cholelithiasis  
Cirrhosis  

Hepatitis  
Peptic Ulcers

Female Reproductive System  

Ectopic Pregnancy 
Endometriosis  
Fibroids    
Ovarian Cysts 
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Male Reproductive System  

Hydrocele/Spermatocele  
TURP 
Undescended Testes 

 

Endocrine System  

Cushing Syndrome  
Diabetes Mellitus  
Hyperthyroidism & Hypothyroidism  

Skeletal System  

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  
M
uscular Dystrophy 
Osteoporosis 

Rheumatoid Arthritis 

Nervous System  

Alzheimer Disease  
Epilepsy  
Paraplegia  
Mult
iple Sclerosis  

Respiratory System  

Asthma  
Em
physema  
Pneumonia   
Tuberculosis  

Urinary System  

Nephrolithiasis  
Renal Failure & Dialysis 
Renal Transplantation 

   

Pathology Research Topics

Cardiovascular System  

Cardiac Catheterization
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft 
Endarterectomy  
Heart Transplantation 
MRI of the Heart  
Stress Test

Digestive System

Cholelithiasis  
Cirrhosis  
Hepatitis  
Peptic Ulcers

Female Reproductive System  

Ectopic Pregnancy 
Endometriosis  
Fibroids    
Ovarian Cysts 
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Male Reproductive System  

Hydrocele/Spermatocele  
TURP 
Undescended Testes 

Endocrine System  

Cushing Syndrome  
Diabetes Mellitus  
Hyperthyroidism & Hypothyroidism  

Skeletal System  

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  
Muscular Dystrophy 
Osteoporosis 
Rheumatoid Arthritis 

Nervous System  

Alzheimer Disease  
Epilepsy  
Paraplegia  
Multiple Sclerosis  

Respiratory System  

Asthma  
Emphysema  
Pneumonia   
Tuberculosis  

Urinary System  

Nephrolithiasis  
Renal Failure & Dialysis 
Renal Transplantation 

Ethics Learning Resources

Professionalism Mind-Sets: Build Trust Through Professionalism – Seven Mindsets for Success

Common Spanish Examination Phrases and Terms

English Spanish
What is your name?  Cual es su nombre? 
Lay down please.  Se puede acostar por favor.
How old are you? Cuántos años tiene? 

Where is your pain?

Dónde está su dolor?

Are you NPO? Esta en ayunas?
Do you have a full bladder?  Tiene su vejia llena? 
When was your last menstrual period?  Cuándo fue su último período menstrual? 
How many children do you have?  Cuántos hijos tiene usted? 
Have you had any surgeries?  Ha tenido usted alguna cirugía? 
Thank you. Gracias.
You don’t need to undress.  Usted no necesita quitarse la ropa.
You can get dressed. Usted puede vestirse.
Lift up your shirt a little bit.  Levante su camisa un poquito.
Pull down your underwear a little bit, please.  Baje su ropa interior un poquito, por favor.
This is going to be cold.  Va estar frío.
Take a deep breath and hold it.  Respire profundo detengalo.
Breathe normal.  Respire normal. 
Roll onto your left side, please.  Se pone de lado izquierdo, por favor.
Roll onto your right side, please.  Se pone de lado derecho, por favor.
We’re finished, thank you. Somos terminados, gracias.
We're not finished yet. Toda via no terminamos.
This is your...   Esto es su...  

Bladder

Vejiga 

Gall bladder  Vesícula 
Heart Corazón 
Kidney   Riñón
Liver Hígado 
Ovaries  Ovarios
Spleen Bazo
Stomach Estómago
Uterus   Matriz 
One Uno
Two Dos
Three Tres
Four Cuatro
Five Cinco

Biology Research Topics

Biotechnology Uses in the Medical Field

Common Heredity and Genetics Disorders in USA, Pathogenesis, Symptoms, Signs and Treatment

The Dynamic of the Cell
Ecosystems and Interdependence
Evolution and Classification of Animals
Evolution and Natural Selection
Gene Therapy Uses in the Medical Field
Genetic Material in Human
Human Cell Types and Cell Division
Land Environment Plants and Fungi
Medical Use of Fingerprints
Most Common Human Bacterial Diseases
Most Common Human Fungal Diseases
Most Common Human Viral Diseases
Tissue Engineering Use in the Medical Field
Water and Land Animals

Art Resources

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC): Art history journals and books.

Getty Research Portal: Art history and virtual collections.

Google Arts and Culture: Over 2,000 collections, 100,000 artworks, and 10,000 places from 80 countries.

National Gallery of Art: Over 150,000 paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, photographs, prints and drawings.

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Interactive Human Anatomy

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Technology Tutorials/Courses

Gale Cengage Learning Courses: Instructor-led courses in all subjects like Microsoft applications.

Khan Academy: Video-based learning. No registration required.

LinkedIn Learning: Video-based technology and business courses. Free at the: City of Los Angeles Public Library (have your library card # and password), the Los Angeles County Public Library (have your library card # and password), and at the Chandler Public Library (free use inside library for all visitors).

Tutor.com: Live tutors for adult learners, on academic subjects.

Universal Class: 500 online, non-credit, continuing education courses.

WCUI Support Desk Videos: Beginner Excel, Office 365, OneDrive, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, and Word.

Typing Tutors

Dance Mat Typing: A typing course aimed at children, with song and dance to help learn, and segmented levels to advance skills.
Free Typing Game: Typing games, lessens and tests.
Peter's Online Typing Course: Typing course for beginning to advanced learners. 
Power Typing: Games, music and times tests.
Typing Test and Typing Tutor: Learn how to type and increase your speed.

Podcasts

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Coverage about protecting America from foreign and U.S. health, safety and security threats.

JAMA Editors' Summary: A useful overview of the research, review, and opinion in the latest issue of JAMA, directly from the editors.

Medical Terminology: Discussion about simple ways to remember medical terms. Including directional terms, regional terms, root words, prefixes and suffices

Pre-Med Memory Training: 10 part lessons on different medical term prefixes. 

RSS feeds for Gen. Education

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Oral and Written Communication Topics

Culture's Role in Health (choose one culture)
Endometriosis
Food Misunderstandings (choose one type of food)
Impotence
Learning Disability (choose one type)
Medical Equipment: Compare 3 Different Types for one disease
Medical Disorders: Men vs. Women (choose one disorder)
Physical Degeneracy, Based On...(choose reason)
Prostate Cancer
Psychological Treatment of...(choose a type of mental disease)
Stem Cells

Type of Complications for...(your choice)

Anatomy and Physiology Resources

BlueLink: Photo atlas, quizzes, videos, VR, practice questions, radiology, and anatomy tables (University of Michigan Medical School).

Duke University Medical Center Library and Archives: Medical images, charts, diagrams and videos.

eSkeletons: Interactive environment to examine and learn about skeletal anatomy (Department of Anthropology, UT-Austin).

Instant Anatomy: Podcasts, videos, lectures and questions to aid in learning human anatomy (2018).

Health Videos: These animated videos show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them.

Khan Academy: Practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard for studying. 

Math Resources

Algebra: Offers an enjoyable, fun, and easy-to-learn approach.

HippoCampus: Multimedia content videos, animations, and simulations on general education subjects. (Algebra)

Khan Academy Math: Practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard for studying.

Math is Fun: Algebra, geometry, calculus, physics, measurement, worksheets, puzzles, games and activities in an easy-to-learn manner.

Math World: The web’s most extensive and free mathematical resource, by Mathematica.

Physics Resources

Basic Ultrasound Physics: Brief overview of the physics of ultrasound (Dr Emma J Helm: Consultant Radiologist).

Exam Refresh: Video lessons on a variety of physics topics.

How Ultrasound Imaging Works: Principles of how ultrasound imaging works, explained without using complicated physics.

Ultrasound Physics: Notes and simple explanation of physics concepts.

Medical Terminology

Medical Dictionary: Medical words, prefixes and suffixes.

Medterms Medical Dictionary: Doctors define medical language in easy-to-understand explanations.

Patient Care (Plain language explanations)

Cedar's Sinai Hospital - Echocardiography: Carotid intima-media thickness tests, Contrast echocardiograms, Dobutamine stress echocardiograms, Transthoracic 
echocardiograms, and Transesophageal 
echocardiograms discussed in easy-to-understand sentences.

Cedar's Sinai Hospital - Ultrasound - DMS: Exams by Scan or Procedure (Ultrasound - General to Pelvic and OB). Detailed descriptions of most common ultrasound procedures.

Cedar's Sinai Hospital - Vascular: Exams by Scan or Procedure (Vascular). Detailed descriptions of most common vascular ultrasound procedures.

 

American Sign Language

Sign Language: 15 emergency medical questions/phrases, signed in American Sign Language.

Anatomy Flashcards